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Find out about the stars of tomorrow, from the guys who know today. Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB), Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayoB3) and Bernie Pleskoff (@BerniePleskoff) are your tour guides for this ride through the unfolding stories & breaking news in Minor League Baseball. From top prospects to scouting executives to farm directors, the MLB Pipeline is jam-packed with exclusive coverage of the minors you can't get anywhere else.

Find out about the stars of tomorrow, from the guys who know today. Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB), Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayoB3) and Bernie Pleskoff (@BerniePleskoff) are your tour guides for this ride through the unfolding stories & breaking news in Minor League Baseball. From top prospects to scouting executives to farm directors, the MLB Pipeline is jam-packed with exclusive coverage of the minors you can't get anywhere else.
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Find out about the stars of tomorrow, from the guys who know today. Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB), Jonathan Mayo (@JonathanMayoB3) and Bernie Pleskoff (@BerniePleskoff) are your tour guides for this ride through the unfolding stories & breaking news in Minor League Baseball. From top prospects to scouting executives to farm directors, the MLB Pipeline is jam-packed with exclusive coverage of the minors you can't get anywhere else.

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Episodes

9/13/18: Peter Alonso talks Mets, Gators and homers

9/13/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, are joined by Mets prospect and Minor League home run co-champ Peter Alonso, who talks about his great 2018 campaign, the loaded Florida Gators teams he played for and dealing with playing in New York City (:45). Then the guys look into a crystal ball to predict MLB's Top 10 prospects a year from now (20:45). They also take a shot at a WAY-too-soon 2018 re-draft (30:17).

Duration:00:34:03

9/6/18: Taylor Trammell joins the pod to talk Arizona Fall League and more

9/6/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, are joined by Reds prospect Taylor Trammell, who talks playoff baseball, the Arizona Fall League and Georgia vs. Georgia Tech football (1:16). Trammell also fields some Twitter inquiries and, of course, our rapid-fire questions (15:38). Then the guys look back on the great seasons put together by Pipeline Hitter of the Year Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Pipeline Pitcher of the Year Dylan Cease (25:47).

Duration:00:38:03

8/29/18: Dean Kremer talks trade and Team Israel, Luis Urias makes his debut

8/29/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and MLB.com's Tim McMaster are joined by Orioles prospect Dean Kremer to talk about his breakout 2018 season, being part of the Manny Machado trade and representing Israel in the World Baseball Classic (:35). Then Pipeline's Mike Rosenbaum stops by to share what Padres fans should expect to see from Luis Urias, the No. 22 prospect in the Pipeline Top 100 (17:00). Finally, Tim and Jonathan look back on the prep summer showcase circuit, focusing on some of the best...

Duration:00:35:01

8/22/18: Jerry Manuel talks States Play Series, Michael Kopech debuts on the South Side

8/22/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and MLB.com's Tim McMaster are joined by former MLB player and manager Jerry Manuel to preview the inaugural States Play Series between California and Texas (:26). Then, Tim and Jonathan break down which 2019 college Draft prospects have raised their stock this summer (19:06). Finally, the guys recap a big week of Major League debuts, highlighted by White Sox flamethrower Michael Kopech, the 13th-ranked prospect in the Pipeline Top 100 (26:14).

Duration:00:36:58

8/15/18: Can Vlad Jr. hit .400 and what prospects will impact the pennant races

8/15/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, discuss Vlad Guerrero Jr.'s chances of hitting .400 this season (00:35). While Vlad Jr. is unlikely to debut in the big leagues in 2018, a handful of top prospects could make it to the show soon and guys talk about the possible pennant race impact of Justus Sheffield, Victor Robles and Jesus Luzardo (6:24). Tim, Jim and Jonathan also look back on Sunday's Perfect Game All-American Classic and what amateur scouts...

Duration:00:28:55

8/9/18: Twins top prospect Royce Lewis joins the podcast

8/8/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, welcome 2017 No. 1 overall Draft pick Royce Lewis to the podcast (:39). Royce talks Twins baseball, adjusting to the Minors and his dream car, a 2007 Toyota Camry (yes, really). Then the guys check in on 2018 Draft picks who are off to great pro debuts (15:42), and they look back at Trade Deadline deals over the past five years that involved Top 100 prospects, rank the prospects and declare winners for the trades...

Duration:00:34:20

8/2/18: Trade Deadline winners, Jacob Nix on Padres' stacked system

8/2/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, tell us if the Orioles got enough return in their slew of Deadline deals (:35). More Deadline coverage follows, including a look at both sides of the surprising Chris Archer trade (15:20). Padres prospect Jacob Nix also joins the show to talk about San Diego's stacked system and his success after a late start to the 2018 season (30:15).

Duration:00:40:59

7/26/18: Top 100 Prospects re-rank, Breaking down Machado trade

7/26/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, dive into Pipeline's brand-new midseason top prospects lists and take a look at where the 2018 Draft picks debut (2:00). Manny Machado highlights a handful of trades with the Deadline looming, and the guys analyze the prospect hauls the O's have received for Machado and Zach Britton (22:10). The podcast finishes up with a recap of the Under Armour All-America Game, where Bobby Witt Jr. shined again, taking MVP...

Duration:00:46:40

7/17/18: Futures Game Recap

7/17/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, look back on a power-packed Futures Game that saw Reds prospect Taylor Trammell win MVP honors among a host of outstanding performances (:30). Then they discuss the big arms in the game, including Reds right-hander Hunter Greene, who lit up the radar gun, hitting 100 mph with each of his 19 fastballs (11:15). The guys finish the podcast with a recap of the High School Home Run Derby, where 2019 Draft prospects...

Duration:00:23:50

7/12/18: Breaking down the Futures Game rosters

7/12/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, take a closer look at the Futures Game rosters and discuss the players they are most excited to see (:42). The guys also recap the Triple-A and Eastern League All-Star Games, including Tim Tebow's performance and his season so far (21:00). The podcast ends with a discussion about the four first-round Draft picks who did not sign professional contracts (25:50)

Duration:00:33:04

6/28/18: U18 Team Trials wrap-up and who's ready to deal at the Deadline

6/28/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, look at the standouts from the USA Baseball Tournament of Stars and 18U Team Trials, including interviews with some of those players -- Tyler Callihan, Pete Crow-Armstrong and Cade Doughty. (:49) Callis has a College World Series update from Omaha, where Oregon State and Arkansas are headed to a decisive Game 3. (18:27) The guys also look ahead to the Trade Deadline, focusing on the teams that are in the best...

Duration:00:39:37

6/20/18: Tournament of Stars report, Royals deal for prospects

6/20/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and MLB.com's Tim McMaster break down the prospect haul that the Royals received in the Kelvin Herrera trade. (:33) Then, Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo sits down with potential No. 1 overall 2019 Draft pick Bobby Witt, Jr. (14:30) and USA Baseball U18 national team director Matt Blood (5:21) to talk about the 2018 Tournament of Stars. Tim and Jim also give a College World Series update with tournament favorites Florida and Oregon State in trouble early. (25:35)

Duration:00:31:41

6/13/18: Never too soon to look at the 2019 MLB Draft

6/13/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, are joined by Royals scouting director Lonnie Goldberg to analyze Kansas City's highly-rated Draft class (:38). Then, the crew looks ahead to 2019, previewing the College World Series (15:56) and USA Baseball's Tournament of Stars (20:54). The podcast ends with Jim and Jonathan lamenting the injuries to Shohei Ohtani and Vladimir Guerrero Jr. (31:27).

Duration:00:40:38

6/7/18: 2018 Draft Fallout

6/7/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, recap the 2018 MLB Draft. Mets first-round pick Jarred Kelenic joins the show and shares his thoughts on Draft night (:30). The guys also debate which clubs had the best Draft (31:06), who will be the first pick to reach the Major Leagues (32:05) and who will be the top Draft prospects in 2019 (35:39).

Duration:00:39:43

5/31/18: Who would Callis and Mayo draft?

5/31/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, get you ready for the MLB Draft (Monday-Wednesday on MLB Network and MLB.com) by sharing who they would take with the top 10 picks (16:01). The guys also discuss where potential No. 1 overall draft pick Casey Mize will fit into the Top 100 Prospects List once he's drafted (:52). Jim and Jonathan also make their picks for which draftees could reach the Majors the fastest and who has the highest ceiling (8:46).

Duration:00:33:31

5/25/18: Juan Soto's meteoric rise to the Majors, Top 200 Draft Prospects

5/25/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, weigh in on the homer-filled big league debuts of Juan Soto, Willy Adames and Austin Meadows (:37). The guys also discuss when the right time is for Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to make his debut (4:45). With just 10 days to go before the MLB Draft, they talk about the best tools in this year's MLB Pipeline Top 200 Draft Prospects list (16:10).

Duration:00:30:10

5/16/18: Draft prospect Cole Winn interview, Callis' 1st mock draft

5/16/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, are joined by Orange Lutheran (Calif.) High School right-hander Cole Winn, who's projected to go in the first round of next month's Draft (:50). The guys go on to discuss Callis' latest mock draft and how things are changing as the Draft approaches (12:15). Finally, Mayo looks back on his recent road trip to the Eastern League where he caught up with Blue Jays prospects Vladimir Guerrero Jr., Bo Bichette and...

Duration:00:29:54

5/9/18: Casey Mize interview, Top 100 market corrections

5/9/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, welcome Auburn right-hander and potential No. 1 overall Draft pick Casey Mize to the podcast. They talk about Mize's status as the top Draft prospect, pitching in the SEC and his uncanny command (:31). The guys also choose Minor League MVPs for the first month of the season in Class-A, Double-A and Triple-A (15:58). Then they discuss MLB Pipeline's market corrections to the Top 100 Prospect List (26:39). The...

Duration:00:40:00

5/2/18: Top 100 Draft Prospect List, Soroka, Romero set for debuts

5/2/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, break down the new Top 100 Draft Prospects list, led by Auburn right-hander Casey Mize (:40). That conversation transitioned into a look at Mayo's first mock draft of the season (11:52). Later, the guys tell us what to expect in the Major League debuts of Braves No. 3 prospect Mike Soroka and Twins No. 2 prospect Fernando Romero (20:58).

Duration:00:34:19

4/25/18: Austin Riley joins the podcast, Torres debuts in the Bronx

4/25/2018
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MLB Pipeline's Jim Callis and Jonathan Mayo, along with MLB.com's Tim McMaster, chat with Braves prospect and Pipeline Team of the Week member Austin Riley about his hot start and improved defense at the hot corner (:30). They also talk about Gleyber Torres' big league debut with the Yankees (10:15) and Walker Buehler's first Major League start with the Dodgers (15:24). Later they look ahead to the Top 100 Draft Prospects list, focusing on players with big helium (23:27) and big question...

Duration:00:33:40